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news. >>> devastation in japan on the left, damage here in california on the right. after a powerful tsunami killed hundreds and roared across the pacific. good evening, everyone, i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. the monster earthquake that battered japan is literally sending shock waves around the world. the rare great wake generate add tsunami that pushed walls of water into japanese towns and villages causing untold damage and misery. ktvu's janna katsuyama is live in san francisco's japan town where this natural disaster is on almost everyone's mind. >>> well, this neighborhood has been the community and the heart of the japanese people here in san francisco. of them have that on their mind as they watch this natural disaster unfolding. the wall of water 23 feet, seven metres high that came crashing down on north eastern japan pushed people's homes and buildings off foundations and swept cars into a swirling tide of tsunami debris. today people are still feeling shock and waves of after-shock. more than 110 of them, larger than 5/0 with the largest registering 6.8.
>>> the experts are down playing concerns about radiation reaching california as japan suspends helicopter air drops at the crippled nuclear plant. good evening everyone i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. low levels of radiation from japan are riding the winds over the pacific tonight. sounds ominous but is it? debra villalon joins us tonight where the department of health is monitoring the air for radiation levels in the area. >> reporter: the department is monitoring changes in the atmosphere. if the radiation does arrive, scientists here will be among the first to know. it's expected to hit our coast as early as tomorrow. so diluted. radiation will be more minuscule than measurable. >> we understand everybody's concern, radiation is scary stuff. >> reporter: officials cannot say it enough, they see no health hazards. >> i'm not sure that the vision or the model of a plume this far away is -- >> no one can predict what is going to happen at the plant tomorrow. >> reporter: that uncertainty is why so much technology at so many locations is aimed at sniffing out radi
:00. >>> more cries for japan. an earthquake and then tsunami. and tonight the threat of a nuclear meltdown. good evening, i'm ken pritchett in for ken waynes. >> and hello everyone i'm heather holmes. japan is trying to skirt a nuclear catastrophe following that 8.9 earthquake and then tsunami. they said a partial meltdown is likely underway inside an earthquake damaged reactor. >> we do believe that there is a possibility that meltdown has occurred. it is inside the reactor. >> now, this news comes after an earlier explosion at another reactor at this same facility. experts say that explosion was likely caused by hydrogen gas that forms when water hits super-heated fuel rods. well, the blast destroyed the building housing the reactor but not the reactor itself which is encased by six inch thick stainless steel. the government though today ordered the evacuation of 170,000 people. everyone living within 12 miles of this plant. (speaking japanese). >> officials say 10 kilometers or 20 kilometers is safe but the radiation may change and go out wider. it is very disturbing. >> workers are cur
. officials in japan hope the helicopter bucket brigade can keep the reactors from overheating while the plant operators scramble to install a power line and use electricity to restore the reactor's cooling systems. >>> now, less than an hour ago, word came that the united states will start evacuating americans from japan, including private citizens and the families of u.s. personnel. president obama informed japan's prime minister of the plans tonight. the obama administration is chartering aircraft to accommodate americans who want to leave. also today the chairman of the u.s. regulatory commission says radiation near the fukushima plant is extremely high and damage at one reactor and worse than the japanese officials have acknowledged. >> and janna katsuyama just returned hours ago from tokyo. she is here now live. but how are the people feeling there now? >> well, it is a difficult situation there. walking through tokyo, the trains and the stations and the airport, there wasn't really any signs of panic or chaos. but we did find many foreigners quietly leaving. driving from tokyo to hanita
news. >> japan faces mounting emergencies from friday's disasterrous quake and tsunami. the death toll there is soring and officials are responding to another explosion at a power plant. good evening. i'm heather holmes. >> i'm ken wayne. we will have the latest in a moment. first developing news in the east bay before bart crews working to restore service after a train derailment. the aftermath of the derailment that left two cars jack knifed near the concord station. right now workers trying to clear the tracks to restore train service but will they have the job done in time for tomorrow morning? deborah has been monitoring the situation all night and is live with the very latest. >> reporter: they are going to be out here working all night long. take a look. they have a huge crane and behind those bushes are the tracks and the cars that they need to get realigned. right now there is no service east of pleasant hill either direction and there may not be for monday's rush unless they beat the clock. a huge clean is here to pluck two 70-foot bart cars off the tracks and set them down
their efforts to try to cool nuclear reactors. >> ominous developments from japan tonight. within the past few hours, officials suspended efforts after a spike made it too dangerous for workers. they had to withdraw because of radiation. government officials say 70% of the fuel rods may have been damaged. they also said another fire broke out today at one of the reactors and radiation levels were high enough to cause severe radiation sickness. 3300 are confirmed dead. up to 450,000 are in temporary shelters. in the villages and towns where the tsunami hit, rescue workers are still looking for survivers. for miles and miles, there is debris and little is identifiable. fuel and water are in short supply. many are waiting in long lines to buy whatever they can. this line stretched for a half mile. it's the japanese way to remain calm, patient, and polite. >> jana is live in tokyo, and joins us via skype. what are you hearing in tokyo. >> reporter: it certainly is unsettling. in the past hour, it was 12:52. we had another aftershock. the hotel started swaying back and forth. i know understand, it
deer a i'm heather holmes. >>> four days have now passed since the great earthquake in japan and the crisis there appears to be getting worse by the hour. japan's prime minister kan says radiation is escaping and posing a health threat. this is a high risk of nuclear power plant explosions. the official death toll from the quake and tsunami is more than 2400 but it is still expected to climb much higher. the geological survey recalculated it and now puts the magnitude at 9 up from an 8.9. >>> threw new problems at the football game machinery a die eachy nuclear plant. it is in one of the hardest hit areas and today there was an explosion at the number 2 reactor. japanese officials say the containment structure had been damaged to what tent is not clear. and a fire probing out at the number 4 reactor but it was extinguished, they asked a nuclearening here in the bay area about the possibility of a complete meltdown. >> we don't know how much of the core is destroyed, so until we know that or up til there's some evidence of more serious events, it's contained. >> japan's prime
for free. why not everyone is thrilled. >>> major earthquake in japan. moments ago authorities there issued a tsunami warning. there is a warning of a tsunami for as high as 7 feet. we are monitoring news feeds from japan and we'll have more information as it becomes available. >>> new at 10:00, a south bay school district grappling with a school budget. and they are warning of lay offs >> reporter: some 300 people showed up tonight to make their case that there have been enough cuts at the largest district in california. some have been through this before. >> it's just kind of nervewracking that every year for the last three or four years i get the pink slip. >> it's no longer kids come first, it's dollars and cents. >> reporter: tonight the school board listened to the fees, but this district of 2,400 students has listed $14 million in cuts and by kerrigan, estess, law, lay off notices will have to go out. >> in the year 2015 we could end up with classes the size of 70 or 90 students. >> reporter: what happened tonight is being repeated across the state as financially strapped school di
to open in 2015. >>> a new warning about tap water in tokyo. also a show of support for japan in san francisco tonight. the common link among these concerned folks. >> the ground is really soggy. and the rains last night and this morning haven't helped it at all. >> a massive rock slide. and the conditions aren't getting any better. an update on efforts to give stranded homeowners access to their homes. [ music ] . >>> ktvu, channel 2 news in the morning weekdays starting at 4:30 a.m. . >>> a null warning tonight about tap water in tokyo due to radiation from the crippled nuclear power plant 140 miles away. people are being told not to give tap water to infants. that led to a run on bottled water, despite pleas asking japanese residents to refrain from hoarding water because some tsunami victims had none. test at the water treatment plants showed 10% higher than iodine recommended for infants but safe for adults. >> at the power plant smoke came from one of the reactors today and the employees had to evacuate again. there is no worry and they are using a robotic arm to drop seawater
to power. >> in japan workers at the crippled nuke lawyer power plant are close to restoring the cooling system for those overheated fuel rods. they sprayed damage on -- water on the damaged rods. they announce that had radioactive particles were found in milk and spinach at farms up to 90 miles away from the plant. japanese officials say the level of radioactivity found in the spinach would, if consumed for a year, equal the radiation received in a single catscan. but for farmers, it's just one more worry. >> i grow things and i am worried about whether i can make it in the future. >> japanese officials say the death toll from the quake and tsunami now stands at about 7700 people. 12,000 people are missing and half a million are staying in shelters. >>> governor brown has declared tomorrow a day of remembrance for victims in japan. the governor's office released an official proclamation today acknowledging the special relationship between california and japan and the courage of the japanese people. he called for californians to keep the earthquake and tsunami victims in our thoughts and
in light of what happened over in japan. >> reporter: neighbors say every winter, storms cause a few vessels to break lose. but they say they've never seen so many adrift all at once. >> what makes you come out and look at them? >> it's just a spectacle. >> this one broke right here. >> reporter: we found boat owner gary thomas in salsalito. thomas says one of the eight morings holding his world war ii vote broke. >> every year, boats that are anchored out in this harbor, because it's a shallow harbor relatively, too much winds, older equipment and boats break free. >> reporter: the harbor administrator told us the cost of removing each of the remaining boats range from 1,500 to $3,000. he hopes to have all the boats removed by april 1st. reporting live in marin county, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> meantime, south of the bay area at the santa cruz harbor, crews pulled out four more boats following the japan quake. crews were out using sonar equipment to lose for any debris in the harbor. the tsunami surge cost an estimated $26 million in damage to the harbor and boats. >>> on
working on a cargo ship that arrived here after spending time in japan. >>> and the rally in san francisco today where there was a call for change overseas. >>> i am tracking another weather system offshore. coming up, the one change in the updated forecast models for tomorrow and when temperatures could warm into the mid-700s. >>> longshoremen working at the port of oakland asked for and got a second radiation screening at a container ship that had been in japan three days after the start of the problems at the fukushima nuclear reactor. the ship apl korea docked in long beach before coming to oakland. the coastguard gave the vessel and its containers a clean bill of health. they never got okay from the coastguard and wouldn't unloads the cargo without the oakland fire department scanning for radiation. the fire department says there is nothing to worry about. the ship left oakland for dutch harbor, alaska at 7:30 this evening. >> tonight the u.s. military is helping get water to northern japan for drinking and for cooling those troubled nuclear reacttores. the u.s. navy has shipped barge
-examination continues here tomorrow. rita williams, ktvu news. >>> now to the crisis in japan. tonight the food and drug administration has halted the imports of food products grown and produced near the area of the fukushima plant. as for fish and other products, the fda says it will screen those for radiation and if they are deemed safe they can be sold to the public. japanese food make less than 4% of all u.s. food imports. >>> scientists at uc berkeley and the epa say they are seeing trace amounts of radio active isotopes from the japanese nuclear incident here and in the bay area. researchers at uc berkeley believe the isotopes will decline in the next few days. >>> operators of the fukushima made progress today but also suffered set backs. tomorrow they hope to restart the cooling systems to the damaged reactors providing the pumps were not damaged by the tsunami. workers stopped working on the electrical system to pour water on the fuel rods. >>> executives of the tokyo electric power company went to shelters today and apologized to people for the nuclear plant leak. >>> and farther away from the
tonight about the nuclear power plant in japan. what a report says about the company that operating that plant and the companies assessment of a possible disaster. the 10:00 news continues in 90 seconds. >>> an elderly man is recovering from his injuries after his newspaper exploded. vacaville police say someone planted a bomb in the man's paper. debra villalon talked with worried neighbors who were forced to evacuate. >> reporter: news chopper 2 was overhead as investigators swarmed vacaville looking for more explosives like the one that injured a resident this morning. >> blew off some of his fingers and hit his leg. he looked conscious but he was hurt. >> reporter: neighbors thought the boom they heard was a gunshot. as they evacuated, rumors flew that it was a pipe bomb or an acid bomb inside a soda bottle. none of that confirmed by authorities. >> we are not sure what it was at this point. >> how was it disguised? >> it was wrapped in a newspaper. >>> federal atf agents used x- ray, other front yards were searched. and an automated warning message went to other residents warni
2 news. >>> eight days after the earthquake in japan when most people had given up hope of finding survivors, a young man has been rescued alive. it happened about five hours ago. he was weak, unable to talk, but alive and is now in the hospital in stable condition. rescuers found the man in the rubble of a house in one of the hardest hit areas. how he survived isn't clear at this hour. in the past week there have been precious few people found alive. >>> also today, the japanese government acknowledged that it was slow to respond to the earthquake and tsunami saying it never anticipated such a disaster. across the country today, people paused for a minute of silence at the exact moment that 9.0 quake hit. people lowered their heads and offered prayers for those who are lost and those who are now struggling to survive. u.s. marines arrived today at a military base in northern japan inland from the tsunami zone. they bought supplies for the people surviving with little food or water and cold temperatures. it has been difficult for relief workers to get to them because of the severe
to evacuate japan. the plea for volunteers and supplies to help them. >>> in japan, two workers at the fukoshima power plant suffered radiation burns today. they were rushed to the hospital for specialized treatment. they had been playing electrical wire and got water inside of their boots. their injuries are not considered to be life threatening. more than 2, two dozen people are have been hurt so far trying to repair that nuclear plant. >>> the newsincreased fear about radiation and people quickly bought out all the water. >>> in the towns destroyed by the tsunami in miles that used to be filled with lives. one woman who lost her home came across a picture of her teenage daughter taken when she was three. her daughter survived and now has a keepsake. >>> a few hours ago, japanese national police say more than 10,000 people are confirmed dead. and more than 17,440 other people are reported missing. >>> hundreds of u.s. military evacuees -- >> reporter: a long journey home to houston from japan for the hernandez. >> i didn't want the leave. >> reporter: these are hundreds of mi
of japan they are not alone. photographs were taken of the messages for the japanese people. they will be compiled and put on the internet. the stand for japan campaign is a fundraising effort to send money to the hundreds of thousands of people who lost so much in the earthquake and tsunami. >>> an alarming discovery at japan's crippled nuclear power plant. >>> looking for and finding japanese reactor radiation here in the bay area. that story still ahead. >>> did the baseball season ever end? not if you are a giants fan. >>> the news from japan's fukushima nuclear plant was alarming today. there are new pools of radio active water and plutonium. and that is likely the reason for the levels of radiation in the ground and the ocean. but plant operators said two samples appeared to be plutonium from the leaking reactors and the old could have come from old nuclear tests and none of the levels is dangerous. >>> in the bay area another ship arrived from japan and as is customary government officials are scanning it for radiation. juryjohn fowler shows us more. >> reporter: amy
caused officials to close it later in the day. >>> an update on the current situation in japan. including a new staggering death total. >>> and team mobile will be bought out by at&t. the deal would reduce the amount of national carriers from four to three. the purchase would give at&t 129,000 subscribers. >>> a new leader with a challenge. the state's republican party chooses a bay area man as its chair. the challenges the party faces. >>> the state's budget crisis is having santa clara's effort to build a stadium for the 49ers. the move is city is expected what is this? what's going on? hal? where have you been? i was inside. uh. there was nothing -- no yard, no grill. it was just white... and cold. it was winter, buddy. just winter. huh. somebody get this man a burger! [ male announcer winter's over. it's time to come out and grill. kick off grilling season with tips and techniques at the new grilling.com. >>> trying to freshen the gop message. california republicans tonight have a fresh face leading their party. ktvu's john sasaki traveled to sacramento the to talk to the man trying
on the current situation in japan. including a new staggering death total. >>> and team mobile will be bought out by at&t. the deal would reduce the amount of national carriers from four to three. the purchase would give at&t 129,000 subscribers. >>> a new leader with a challenge. the state's republican party chooses a bay area man as its chair. the challenges the party faces. >>> the state's budget crisis is having santa clara's effort to build a stadium for the 49ers. the move is city is expected to take tomorrow. >>> plus, the hearing for the barry bonds trial is expected to start tomorrow. the challenges facing the jury. coming up next. >>> trying to freshen the gop message. california republicans tonight have a fresh face leading their party. ktvu's john sasaki traveled to sacramento the to talk to the man trying to revive the party. >> reporter: california's grand old party has a brand new leader and he's from right here in the left leaning area. many republicans are still there tonight after the end of this weekend's state convention but mostly because bad weather cancelled their flights
streaming live radar images at ktvu.com. >>> and now to the crisis in japan, two weeks after the tsunami, there is concerns about the radiation being far greater than anybody saw. they worry there could be a breach in the chamber core at the nuclear reactor at the fukushima plan. the concerns come after two workers suffered burns, more than expected. >> be can't allow ourselves to be optimistic. we must be very alert and treat each new development very carefully. >> they recommend that people two miles from the plant leave the area. previously they were told to stay inside. coming up, we'll explore the relike to of the the reliability of the reactors in california. >>> and california adding jobs last month, the strong job growth rate lowered the unemployment rate from 12.2%, down from 14% in january. still we are higher than the national rate of 8.9. we have more from san francisco tonight. jana found jobs that need filling. >> reporter: they're looking to hire some 2000 people here in california in the next few years. good news for job seekers who are now more optimistic. finally people
of today's snowpack survey. >> from japan come new reports of spreading radioactive contamination from the damaged nuclear power plant in fukushima. the tests reveal significantly higher levels of radioactive iodine in the sea water. more than 3300 times above acceptable levels. plant operators acknowledge that four of the six reactors are beyond repair and will have to be scrapped. higher amounts of contamination are now being found farther from the plant. >>> scientists at uc berkeley are performing tests on bay area water, milk and grass looking for radiation from japan. and ktvu's health and science editor john fowler was there today as the results came in. >> reporter: this confirms trace radioactive particles from japan have settled on the bay area, on the soil, the grasses and drinking water reservoirs. >>> we were there this afternoon as uc berkeley ky veter discovered tell tale from the radioactive iodine. >> the measurements are very small. >> reporter: they tested it from two dairies both containing isotopes. but grass is eaten by the cows that contain these isotopes. the ra
a quake in japan a little more than three hours ago. the epicenter is 200 miles north of tokyo. buildings reportedly swayed. there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. a tsunami of about 20-inches is forecast to hit japan's coast sometime tomorrow. officials say there is no danger of a tsunami along the western united states. >>> newly released documents show that pg & e faced problems shortly before last september's explosion in san bruno. ktvu consumer editor tom vacar was allowed to go into a facility where the troubling chain of events may have begun. >> reporter: milpedas natural gas terminal is a major hub for gas pipelines coming in from the texas and canada. from here, natural gas sent throughout the peninsula. repair crews here in milpedas were replacing a back up power supply, during that repair there was a sudden loss of electrical power. pg & e central room saw pressure gauges dropping to zero on three major pipelines apparently in error. though valves were open wide, pg & e says there was no massive spike in pressure. only a minor one a few pounds over usual operat
rain. >> thanks, bill. >>> thank you. >> three earthquakes registering more than 6.0 have hit japan in just the last 12 hours. all after-shocks from yesterday's 7.2 quake. that quake caused a small tsunami but no significant damage or injuries. it was centered off the coast. addition the quake there have been 14 over 5. >>> just how rich are the richest people in the world? how about $74 billion for the wealthier man and it is not bill gates. . >>> the richest got richer according to forbes adding one trillion to their wealth. carlos slim tops the list worth $74 billion. microsoft's bill gates came in second with $56 billion. number three was investor warren buffet worth $50 billion. and oracle's ceo is worth $40 billion. >>> mark is here with sports. with the warriors almost seems like you are getting to the point where you will see, well, there is always next season. >> just about that tint. at the end of the day it is what it is. whatever. a few overused current expressions for people who can't really think of anything else to say with regard to a particular situation. that's the
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